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Protect Your Computer from Viruses and Other Threats!

Protect Your Computer from Viruses and Other Threats!

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Protect Your Computer from Viruses and Other Threats!

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  1. Protect Your Computer from Viruses and Other Threats! • Avoid disreputable Web sites. • Pay attention to UIS security alerts. • Lock the screen or log out when away; shut down the machine when not in use. • Don’t use an administrative account for daily work. • Use antivirus software. • Run Windows updates. • Use a strong password. • Only install reputable software or Georgetown University licensed software. • Check the source of your e-mail; be careful with e-mail attachments.

  2. StrongPasswords … • are at least eight characters in length. • contain uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and symbols (!@#$%^&*()_+|~-=\`{}[]:";'<>?,./ ). • are not dictionary or foreign language words, slang, jargon, or proper names. • are not associated with Georgetown University, such as hoyas, jesuit, or healy. • avoid common misspellings and substitutions (replacing “e” with “3” or “i” with “1”) • are not based on your name, relative’s name, userID, or other personal information. Make yours TODAY!

  3. Georgetown faculty, staff, and students can install Symantec AntiVirus on their work and home computers free of charge! AntiVirus Protection Schedule a weekly virus scan and daily Live Update to keep your computer protected as new virus threats arise. Instructions:http://uis.georgetown.edu/software/documentation/antivirus

  4. Please Note: Real virus alerts are posted on the UIS home page, uis.georgetown.edu, and sent by UIS through University Broadcast ONLY!

  5. Hackers can get into your computer, or the network it’s attached to, by using a password-cracking program to guess your password and get into your systems and accounts. Protect your computer by using a strong password composed of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and symbols. http://security.georgetown.edu/passwords.html

  6. “Security holes” are flaws in an operating system that allow Internet worms to get into your computer Keep worms from infecting your computer by setting up automatic Windows Updates. Windows Updates close security holes before worms can find them. Instructions may be found online at http://uis.georgetown.edu/software/documentation/antivirus/ under “Protecting Your Computer”.

  7. New viruses are emerging rapidly. And the old ones aren’t going anywhere. Download Symantec AntiVirus from Hoya Computing at http://uis.georgetown.edu/hoyacomputing/software.html You can configure Symantec AntiVirus to update itself against new worms and viruses everyday. Instructions are online at http://uis.georgetown.edu/software/documentation/antivirus/

  8. PROTECTYOURCOMPUTER: VIRUS INVASION IS A FACT OF LIFE • ALWAYS update Symantec with new virus definitions! • Windows update patches are a good thing: GET THEM! • BE suspicious of free software or free anything; it’s usually not. • GET anti-spyware: Ad-Aware & Spybot actually WORK!